Skip to comments.10 ways to fix America
Posted on 05/03/2014 10:53:50 AM PDT by raybbr
he job market may be limping back, but many people from both the 99% and the 1% sense America desperately needs a revival. Living standards have been stagnant for a decade. Many Americans struggle to raise themselves up. The Washington politicians charged with crafting better laws and policies are, in some ways, doing more harm than good.
At the Milken Institutes recent global conference in Beverly Hills, business leaders, economists and academics debated the nations top economic problems and offered many solutions. America still has profound advantages and is far from beaten, most believe. We never lost the baton, said Walmart CEO Bill Simon, referring to the suggestion that China or some other nation has overtaken the United States. We just forgot we had it. American businesses and American consumers have to remember they do have that baton.
Theres no shortage of ideas for how to boost the economy. The problem, of course, is making them happen. The list below includes ideas that tend to be pragmatic rather than partisan. Some but not all require government involvement, and there are many things state and local officials can accomplish more effectively than the feds. Not all of these ideas would necessarily pan out, but none would be disastrous if they flopped, either, making the risks worthwhile. If restoring Americas economic might were a top national priority, these would be 10 ways to get started:
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My first suggestion, not have the meeting in Beverly Hills... or DC...or NYC...or Boston...or Chicago.
I stopped reading it after this idiot proffered this idea. We have just had the two highest decades of LEGAL IMMIGRATION in US history. Since 1990 29 million LEGAL immigrants have entered this country.
We don't need 1.1 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS a year. The numbers should be reduced drastically to around 250,000 a year. Yes, we should go to a merit based system, but with 21 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, we don't need more immigrants.
1) Drop welfare state.
2) Drop political correctness and affirmative action.
3) Stop immigration of uneducated savages.
4) Stop moving industries abroad.
5) Stop meddling abroad.
It is that easy.
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